Is Conflict Inevitable Between USA and China?
As the tension caused by the political and economic conflict between the USA and China continued, a statement from the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) about the possibility of armed conflict between the two countries made.
Statement by Pentagon Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks, who attended a press conference held via videoconferencing, was asked, “According to the Pentagon, is armed conflict with China seems inevitable?” and answered, “No, I do not think so.”.
Hicks said, “There are many areas where the US and China will compete, such as the rules of the international order, the economy, and so on. There are also areas and opportunities for cooperation. But if we take the military dimension, first of all, we should avoid unnecessarily escalating tensions. At the same time, we must show that we are ready to curb the aggression that harms our national interests. “
Noting that “democracy is not something like Coca-Cola that promises the same taste all over the world,”, Chinese Foreign Minister Vang Yi said that the United States should respect China’s independently chosen system.
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